January 2020


Where to Stay, Drink and Play in Willamette Valley’s Wine Country

The region between Salem and Eugene is a wonderland for wine lovers

The glorious grounds of King Estate


Explore Walla Walla, the Town That Wine Built

Plus: The Tri-Cities wineries just west of there

A taste of Va Piano Vineyards


Must-Visit Stops in Skagit Valley

This agricultural wonderland just north of Seattle is dotted with delightful small towns to add to your trip list

ALL RISE: Fresh baked loaves from Breadfarm


Charming Small Towns Along the Palouse Scenic Byway

Explore beyond the rolling hills, from Moscow, Idaho, to the Lewis-Clark Valley

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU aka “Crimson Cube”


Your Northwest Gambling Guide

Gambling is a given at casinos, but these 10 regional spots offer so much more

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Casinos, those marvelous cruise ships of the land, offer a cornucopia of entertainment options all in one place. Whether you’re a gambler, a buffet connoisseur, a spa enthusiast or a Michael Bolton fan, there’s a casino within driving distance of Seattle to scratch that…


What’s New in Our Favorite Nearby Cities

The coolest new hotels, revived historic attractions and amazing food in Vancouver, Portland, Victoria, Spokane and Boise

Rosewood Hotel Georgia


An Oasis Awaits in Bend

Huntington Lodge elevates travel in Oregon’s high-desert brewery town

Take in sunset views


Alaska Is a Winter Wonderland

If you're looking for a trip that takes you far outside your comfort zone, head north—far north

THIN ICE: Absorb the splendor of Exit Glacier and its counterparts before they disappear


23 PNW Events You Must Check out in 2020

We've picked some of the best festivals, fairs and other events in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and British Columbia

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. WASHINGTON Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival1/24–1/25This music fest heats up chilly Leavenworth with musicians like Pedro the Lion, Ivan & Alyosha and Bully playing the Leavenworth Festhalle. The main stage is 21 and older, but there are plenty of stages open to all ages, along…


Hit the Town at These Northwest Getaways

From charming cities to small towns in PNW wine country, here are the places you should visit

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. A Weekend Trip to Bellingham Promises Excellent Brews and Outdoor ExcursionsMust-Visit Stops in Skagit Valley Explore Walla Walla, the Town That Wine Built The Bavaria of the PNW Offers the Perfect Getaway for Wine Lovers Your Northwest Gambling GuideWhere to Stay, Drink and Play…


Where to Stay Near the Northwest’s National Parks

When planning a trip to one of our beloved national parks nearby, choosing a base camp off the beaten path can take your experience from enjoyable to extraordinary

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Banff National ParkBase camp: Golden, British ColumbiaFounded as Canada’s first national park, Banff is known for Rocky Mountain vistas, turquoise lakes and aurora-streaked night skies. The park is open year-round, which means the popular park town of Banff is a bustling tourist hub for…


A Family-Friendly Travel Gem in British Columbia

Vernon, B.C. is worth a visit for skiers, hikers and families—and mark your calendars for its 2020 Winter Carnival

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Vernon, British Columbia, rests nestled between the northern shores of Okanagan and Kalamalka lakes. It’s not a sleepy small town, but an active one, particularly in the winter. Vernon is the closest town to SilverStar Mountain Resort, known for its 132 runs on powdery…

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Casket Case Bellevue company’s product featured in Taylor Swift video Social media absolutely lost it after a casket manufactured by Bellevue-based Titan Casket was featured in American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s recent “Anti-Hero” music video. Tweets and Instagram posts from Swift’s fans about the casket have generated tens of thousands of likes and retweets, resulting in…